How to Preserve Pears In Syrup


Pears are one of the easiest fruits to preserve because they don't require much handling. They can be frozen, dehydrated or canned - the latter method being our favorite because it allows for creative freedom when flavoring the luscious syrup you'll use to preserve pears.

We've gathered a few tips and tricks, along with a helpful video, that will help you learn how to preserve pears in syrup. It's an easy process anyone can do at home given they have the proper equipment.

You'll need: canning jars and lids, two large pots (one for the pears, the other for boiling water), a slotted spoon and a jar lifter.

Here's what to do:

  • Wash and dry the pears thoroughly.
  • Peel the pears with a pairing knife or veggie peeler.
  • Trim off stems and slice each pear in half lengthwise.
  • Cut the pear in half again, this time removing the pits and core.
  • Place the cut pears in a bowl and toss with fresh lemon juice (which will prevent browning).
  • Make a sugar syrup with one part sugar to two parts water. You may add other flavorings such as cinnamon, cloves or ginger.
  • Cook pears in the syrup until soft. Separate into sterilized jars and follow the regular canning process.